Have you ever wondered how amazing life would be if we did not restrict or limit ourselves by our own thought processes? We could be HEROES to so many people if we only believed in ourselves enough to really let go of every fear, frustration, discouragement, and self limiting/self doubting belief. We could accomplish so many amazing things if we would just give ourselves breathing room, away from the world, to really contemplate who we are, and what we can accomplish in our lives! We are destined for greatness! So how do we accomplish greatness? How do we become Heroes, Just for one day?
Here are a few short suggestions to help you become a Hero.. Just for One Day. It doesn’t matter if it’s at your job, with your circles of influence, within the confines of your own home.
- Take the TIME for yourself- Sometimes all we need in order to release ourselves from the ugliness of this world is to take time to reflect. Reflect on what has happened over last day, week, month, or year. Evaluate the good, the bad, and the ugly. In the process look for instances in your life where you took time for yourself in self reflection and started to figure out your purpose. Find those moments, what some call as moments of absolute awareness and happiness, moments of “Satori”. A quote comes to mind, “It is not the number of breaths you take in your life, but the number of moments that take your breath away.” You will never be able to become a HERO, Just for ONE DAY, if you are not in a good place yourself.
- Take the TIME for those around you. I often feel as though my time is divided between so many good things, I sometimes lose focus on the BEST things. PEOPLE. I had an experience a few weeks ago where an elderly lady in our neighborhood had passed away. She had never been married, had no friends, no one to call. The last days of her life were spent in a government subsidized housing facility. Apparently, she had a terrible fall and no one was there to help,even worse, no one knew. She couldn’t get up and eventually passed away after 6-7 days on the ground. I was called to help clean her apartment out. It was a sad scene. In a matter of about 45 minutes we had cleaned out all of her belongings only keeping a few “keepsakes” we thought might be important to someone. I came to this realization,we do not take anything with us when we pass. We only take the relationships, and what we have learned here on this earth. I quickly turned my focus to the BEST things in my life. My family. The only way to become a real HERO, Just for ONE DAY is to take time to nourish relationships of those around us. Set time aside. Because without making a specific effort, it won’t happen.
- Help people DREAM BIGGER! Having young children, I have heard the song “Let it Go” from the movie Frozen at least 1,000 times this last year. As I think about the lyrics, I start to appreciate the message. “Let it go, let it go, don’t hold me back anymore!” If I could get my children to listen to the song every day and start believing what Queen Elsa is singing! Their lives would be amazing, and they could accomplish so many great things. Isn’t the wish of every parent, to watch their children flourish, and become something great? For me it is. I want to help them become more, think bigger, dream more of what they can accomplish and who they can help. I want to expand their horizons by their though processes. I know if we allow our children to think more, and I treat them as if they are the most important thing in the world, we will become their Heroes. Even if for just ONE DAY.
So make a conscious decision to (1) take TIME for yourself, (2) take TIME for those you care about, and (3) help people DREAM bigger and you can become someone’s HERO…. Just for ONE Day!